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Definition 1: brief and to the point; effectively cut short - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where curt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a crisp retort
  • a response so curt as to be almost rude
  • the laconic reply; `yes'
  • short and terse and easy to understand

Synonyms for curt in the sense of this definition

(curt is similar to ...) expressing much in few words

"a concise explanation"

Definition 2: marked by rude or peremptory shortness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where curt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • try to cultivate a less brusque manner
  • a curt reply
  • the salesgirl was very short with him

Synonyms for curt in the sense of this definition

(curt is similar to ...) showing no courtesy; rude

"a distant and at times discourteous young"

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